Reacting to the need for oral
health promotion especially among children, the Head Dentistry Division, Federal Ministry of Health, Dr Bola Alonge said the practice will also ensure good health.
He said different organizations' campaigns provide an ideal platform to raise awareness and encourage action in favour of good oral
health and motivates individuals to take charge of their own oral
health by taking specific action to prevent oral
disease and safeguard their overall health.
Predesigned questionnaire was used to evaluate the demographic background, oral
health knowledge, attitudes, and practice of young school children regarding their oral
health and dental treatment.
The electronic databases PubMed, Medline, Web of Science, and Scopus were searched using the keywords: ("Spinal Cord Injury" OR "Paraplegia" OR "Quadriplegia") AND ("Dental care" OR "Oral
care" OR "Oral
hygiene") AND ("Barriers" OR "Restriction") AND ("Prevalence" OR "Incidence").
HOW IS SPECIAL SMILES ADDRESSING THE ORAL
HEALTH CARE CRISIS?
In the United States (US), oral
health education was found to be significantly lacking in nurses' training.
lichenoid reactions show more diffuse subepithelial inflammatory infiltrate which extends much below into the connective tissue and is more lymphohistiocytic compared to mixed inflammatory infiltration .
SOME FACTS ABOUT THE LINK BETWEEN HPV AND ORAL
Candida carriage was comparable among betel-quid-chewers (18 [36%])and gutka-chewers (20 [40%]), but it was significantly higher than the non-chewers (11 [12.9%]) (p<0.05).Candida species were isolated from 45 (90%) of gutka-chewers and 45 (90%) of BQ-chewers.
Conclusion: There is a lack of oral
hygiene awareness, limited knowledge of oral
hygiene practices and their effect on systemic health.